Cynthia Arko

Of Counsel, Patent and Trademark Attorney
San Diego, EIP US LLP

Cynthia is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney based in EIP's office in San Diego, California. Her patent experience includes acoustic, cleantech, electromechanical, mechanical, medical, and optical devices and methods. She advises clients on patentability, freedom to operate, infringement, validity and licensing issues.

Cynthia also has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark law, including searching, registration, and enforcement of rights, covering a broad range of consumer products and services. Prior to joining EIP Cynthia spent five years at one of the largest IP law firms in the US.

Published articles

  • 19 September 2013
    IP Pro Life Sciences, Five minutes with… (link)

Education and qualifications


  • 2006
    J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1999
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
  • 1999
    B.A. Environmental Science, Barnard College

Career history

  • 2013 — present
    Of Counsel, EIP
  • 2012 — 2013
    Of Counsel, TechLaw, LLP
  • 2011 — 2013
    Of Counsel, IP Legal Advisors
  • 2006 — 2011
    Associate, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear